This is a collaboration between myself and Benny Mitchell from Heaps Good Leatherwork. I created the silver elements and handed them over to Benny, this collection of bags was the result. Each piece is truly a one-of-a-kind functional item. I am so lucky to have worked with such an accomplished leathersmith and feel that our work compliments each other beautifully.
This half-moon shaped bag is hand crafted from regionally sourced vegetable tanned leather which will darken with use. Created from sustainably sourced cow hide, all pieces have been cut and stitched by hand to last a lifetime. This is a unique template designed and created by Benny. A silver press stud closes the bag securely and the inside of the bag also has a small internal pocket. This piece has an adjustable tan coloured natural leather strap and stainless-steel roller buckle– so you can create the perfect hanging height.
This collaborative piece has a silver addition to the front of the bag. Featuring a unique natural piece of Turquoise that has bezel set (wrapped in silver) with hand-stamped Navajo inspired textures to compliment the stone. This oval deep blue turquoise gemstone also has small inclusions of the rock it was mined from.
Created entirely from recycled Sterling Silver, The Gauge (thickness) of the backing silver is 1.2mm making the piece strong and durable. It has been painstakingly hand-stitched to the front of the leather.
This piece was incredibly enjoyable to create. Layering, hand-stamping, sawing, texturing, soldering, and polishing are just some of the steps taken to bring it to life. Each process done with care and accuracy to create a piece that will last a lifetime.
Dimensions of the Bag – 18cm wide, 14cm high, 6cm depth (at its highest and widest points)
Dimensions of the silver section – 3.5cm wide X 2.5cm high (at its highest and widest points)
These one-of-a-kind functional pieces of art were made with lots of love, care, heart and soul.
You will find both of our Makers Marks on this unique hand-crafted item.